About the Artist

 

Reinaldo De Jesus

 

Reinaldo De Jesus was born in Norwalk, CT, and raised in Cleveland, Ohio, and Sanlorenzo, Puerto Rico. De Jesus is a Digital Design Artist, Teaching Artist, Entrepreneur, Navy Veteran and activist who puts his community at the top of his list. Reinaldo is the Founder of Cultura Clothing Co., a clothing and merchandise company that provides a platform of expression for himself and other artists.

He also plays a large part in the New Era Young Lords Ohio chapter. As 2nd in command, with his boots on the ground approach, De Jesus works with the philanthropic, activist organization, making a difference for youth in the community. After separating from the Navy, Reinaldo continues to give back in many ways as Marketing lead for Foluke Cultural Arts and as a teaching artist/mentor for Future Ink Graphics.

Reinaldo's passion is bringing art to the community, sharing its power, and demonstrating that it can be an agent for culture, ingenuity and change.